Chapter 2.08
CITY COUNCIL

Sections:

2.08.010    Meetings

2.08.020    Journal of Proceedings

2.08.040    Adjournment in Absence of Quorum

2.08.050    Mayor–Duties

2.08.055    Vice Mayor–Duties

2.08.056    Acting Mayor–Duties

2.08.060    Salaries and Benefits

2.08.070    Affirmative Vote of Four (4) Councilmembers Required

2.08.080    Supervision of Charter Officers

2.08.090    Recommendations and Suggestions by Mayor and Councilmembers

2.08.100    Ordinances–Proposal and Approval

2.08.110    Franchise Ordinances

2.08.010 Meetings

The Council of the City shall hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at the hour of six thirty p.m., unless changed by motion of the Council. The Council may also hold special meetings pursuant to motion of the Council. All regular and special meetings of the Council shall be held in a public place as determined by the Council and designated in the notice of meeting. (Ord. 1355 § 1, 2020; Ord. 1324 § 1, 2018: Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 2-19)

2.08.020 Journal of Proceedings

A journal of the proceedings of the Council shall be kept by the City Clerk under the direction of the Council. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: prior code § 2-20)

Charter reference: Journal required, Art. II, § 14.

2.08.040 Adjournment in Absence of Quorum

Any Councilmember or group of Councilmembers present at the opening time for any regular or special meeting may, in the absence of a quorum, adjourn the same. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 2-22)

2.08.050 Mayor–Duties

The Mayor, or his/her designee, shall sign all ordinances, orders and resolutions. He/she or designee shall execute all bonds, deeds, leases, conveyances, contracts and all other instruments authorized by the Council and requiring his/her signature. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: prior code § 2-23)

2.08.055 Vice Mayor–Duties

Following the election of the Mayor, a Vice Mayor shall be appointed by the Council from among the Council who shall act for the Mayor when the Mayor is not reasonably available. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011)

2.08.056 Acting Mayor–Duties

In the absence of the Mayor, at any meeting of the Council, the Vice Mayor or any Councilmember may call the Council to order, and in the absence of both the Mayor and Vice Mayor an acting Mayor shall be chosen from the Council who shall have, for the time being, and until the return of the Mayor or Vice Mayor, the same powers as the Mayor and shall be subject to the same obligations and duties. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: prior code § 2-21. Formerly 2.08.030)

2.08.060 Salaries and Benefits

The salary of the Mayor shall be four hundred dollars ($400.00) per month. The salary of each Councilmember shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00) per month.

The Mayor and members of the Council shall be eligible for City-paid health care benefits and life insurance benefits at the same level and expense as full-time City employees. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: Ord. 1000 § 1, 2006: prior code § 2-24)

Charter reference: For authority, see Art. II, § 7.

2.08.070 Affirmative Vote of Four (4) Councilmembers Required

The affirmative vote of four (4) members of the Council shall be required to elect any officer, to confirm any appointment, to fill any vacancy, to remove any officer, to approve any bond or to declare any vacancy in office for failure to file a satisfactory bond within the prescribed time. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: prior code § 2-26)

2.08.080 Supervision of Charter Officers

The Mayor and Council shall exercise supervision over the City Manager, the City Clerk and the City Attorney and shall inquire into all complaints against them for violation or neglect of duty. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: prior code § 2-27)

2.08.090 Recommendations and Suggestions by Mayor and Councilmembers

The Mayor and Councilmembers may make such recommendations and suggestions to the Council as they may consider proper. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: prior code § 2-28)

2.08.100 Ordinances–Proposal and Approval

Every ordinance shall be in writing and shall be read at length as set out in the City Charter. Proposed ordinances shall be approved as to form by the City Attorney. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: prior code § 2-29)

2.08.110 Franchise Ordinances

No ordinance granting any franchise shall be operative until thirty (30) days after its adoption by the Council.

All persons soliciting franchises shall, upon introducing the requisite ordinance, furnish one (1) copy thereof for each member of the Council and the City Attorney and shall bear and pay all the expenses connected with the printing, publishing and recording and any and all other expenses necessarily incurred. (Ord. 1224 (part), 2014: Ord. 1151 (part), 2011: prior code § 2-30)

Charter reference: Referendum required. Art. XI, § 1.